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Afrooz G, Arjmandnia A, Taghizadeh H, Ghasemzadeh S, Asadi R. The Comparison of Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Mental Health between Gifted and Normal Students. MEJDS. 2014; 3 (3) :27-38
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare self-efficacy beliefs and mental health and their relationship between gifted and normal students.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample of this study was randomly selected and consisted of 100 students (50 gifted student and 50 normal students) in Babul. Data were collected by Sherer’s General Self-Efficacy Scale, General Health Questionnaire and Raven’s Intelligence Test (Adult forms). Independent t-test, Pearson's correlation and multivariate regression tests were used to analyze the data. 
Result: There were significant differences between the average mental health (p= 0.001) and self-efficacy beliefs 
(p= 0.005) of gifted and normal students. Also, there were significant relationships between self-efficacy beliefs and mental health and its components in gifted and normal students (p= 0.01, r= 0.650). 
Conclusion: According to the results, it seems that normal students had lower levels of mental health as compared to gifted students. It is recommended that students of normal schools by psychologists, counselors and other staff in the schools, more attention to them.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2013/09/11 | Accepted: 2013/10/2

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